Playing in just his second junior hockey game, Brayden Dube put on a show on Friday night.
Dube recorded his first career hat-trick at the junior level as Dauphin won their second straight game as they downed OCN, 7-2.
It was a game of runs for Dauphin as they scored the first three goals of the contest, which was opened by a marker from Slade Stanick. The first year King took a short pass from Luke Morris after he got a long stretch pass from Colby Jaquet, and Stanick scored another highlight reel goal. This time, he went five-hole to beat Nicholas Pineo as Dauphin took a 1-0 lead at the 2:38 mark.
That’s when the Roblin native, Dube took over. He scored his first as a King at the 6:17 mark and he added another, just 36 seconds later as Dauphin opened a 3-0 lead.
But OCN certainly didn’t quit. A late goal from Riley Zimmerman cut the deficit to 3-1 after 20 minutes. Then Zimmerman scored his second of the game, 1:45 into the second as Dauphin’s three-goal lead was cut to just one.
But, that was ultimately as close as the Blizzard would get as Dauphin responded in a big way, scoring the games next four goals.
At the 9:46 mark, Tyson Pauze scored his first as a King with a beautiful shot from the point and Dube completed the hat-trick less than three minutes later as Dauphin took a 5-2 lead into the third period.
In the final frame, Luke Morris and Garrett Hrechka found the back of the net as Dauphin put up a seven-spot against their division rivals and the most northern team in the league.
Dauphin now moves to 5-2 on the season, tied for first in the West Division with Waywayseecappo while OCN drops to 3-3-0-1.
The same two teams will play once again on Sunday evening, this time at the Roy H. Johnston Arena. You can catch that game on HockeyTV
- After giving up 20 of the first 26 shots in the game, Dauphin responded on the shot clock as well. They finished the game on a 28-11 run
- Carson Cherepak was solid once again, making 29 saves on 31 shots
- For the second straight game, Dauphin chased OCN’s goalie. Nicholas Pineo who was pulled last Sunday, was also pulled on Friday night
- Dauphin added two more powerplay goals and they now have nine on the season. Overall, they’re 9-for-29 on the man advantage.
- Colby Jaquet added three more assists and he now has nine this season, the most on the team. That’s the third-most in the league and his 10 points are the seventh-most.
- Dauphin now leads the season series 2-1